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'On an equal footing with all: Ireland at the League of Nations, 1923–1946' exhibition and book to mark the end of the Decade of Centenaries

Thursday, 7 September 2023

From September 2023 onwards the National Archives, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, will present an exhibition, with accompanying book, in Dublin, Laois, Geneva and New...

Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme open to applications

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The RIA are pleased to open the Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme once again, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,...

Decade of Centenaries, Grants and Awards

Funding approved for Decade of Centenaries Bursaries and Praeger Grants in Natural History projects

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The Academy is pleased to confirm that fourteen projects have been funded under the new Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme this year as well as awarding funding for four projects under this year's Praeger Grants in...

Decade of Centenaries, Grants and Awards

Limited edition prints of Michael Collins and other figures from the Rising

Monday, 11 April 2022

Each individual print is signed, numbered and hand coloured by artist David Rooney.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Decade of Centenaries

Launch of Treaty exhibition catalogue and regional exhibition

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Following the huge success of the National Archives' The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives exhibition, a limited edition illustrated book has been published in partnership with the RIA and a national tour of the...

Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Available now: 'Ireland 1922' and 'The Handover'

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Order now to receive them in time for Christmas.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

On Monday 6 December 2021 the National Archives'  centenary exhibition on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives, presented in partnership with the RIA, OPW and NLI, was opened by Taoiseach...

Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

'The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives': National Archives' centenary exhibition in partnership with RIA, OPW and NLI due to open on 7 December 2021

Friday, 19 November 2021

The RIA’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) project has been centrally involved in developing the National Archives' forthcoming exhibition marking the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

RIA publication '1916 in 1966' free to read online

Saturday, 24 April 2021

To mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising, we're making our out-of-print book freely available in its entirety.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Educational Resources